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5 Burnside, Auchtermuchty

A Category C Listed Building in Auchtermuchty, Fife

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Latitude: 56.2906 / 56°17'26"N

Longitude: -3.2291 / 3°13'44"W

OS Eastings: 324015

OS Northings: 711581

OS Grid: NO240115

Mapcode National: GBR 27.7LHQ

Mapcode Global: WH6R1.C4KX

Plus Code: 9C8R7QRC+68

Entry Name: 5 Burnside, Auchtermuchty

Listing Name: 3 and 5 Burnside

Listing Date: 16 July 2004

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397592

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49902

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Auchtermuchty

County: Fife

Town: Auchtermuchty

Electoral Ward: Howe of Fife and Tay Coast

Traditional County: Fife

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Early to earlier 19th century with later alterations. Irregular pair of 2-storey 3-bay L-plan terraced houses. Coursed whinstone with predominantly long and short sandstone dressings. Stop-chamfered door and window openings to No 3. Base course and broadly pilastered and corniced doorpiece with blocking course to No 5 (painted white). Later bipartite windows to ground floor excepting No 5 right bay.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: (No 3) symmetrical, central door flanked by outer bays, adjoins to No 5 at N. (No 5) near-symmetrical, central doorway with doorpiece.

S ELEVATION: (No 3) blank gable, harled where other property formerly adjoined.

N ELEVATION: (No 5) gable rendered and lined out, window to 1st floor right.

E (ELEVATION): (No 3) 3-bay harled with single storey wing projecting to E. (No 5) 3-bay with polygonal piended dormer to outer left. Openings altered, including modern oculus. Long low single storey wing projecting to E with monopitch roof.

Variety of glazing types. Predominantly timber sash and case to street elevation with 4-pane, plate glass and 4-pane over 2-pane glazing; 8-pane to N. Predominantly modern to rears. Grey slates. Corniced gable stack to No 5, corniced ridge stack at division of properties, off-centre eaves stack to No 3 E elevation.

INTERIOR: No 3, not seen. No 5, modernised.

Statement of Interest

See also list descriptions for 9 and 11, Avondale and Gasworks House, all Burnside.

These two houses form a good piece of townscape architecture that is characteristic of Auchtermuchty,

particularly in the use of whinstone. A narrow house which adjoined No 3 to the S was demolished in the 20th century. It is difficult to date the houses precisely, the present owners of Nos 3 & 5 both have deeds which date to the later 18th century (No 3 is noted as being built for a spirit dealer in 1762 and was described as the 'Railway Tavern' when it was sold in 1886) but it is not clear if the present building dates from this time.

The stop-chamfers to No 3 and doorpiece and base course to No 5 are likely to be part of later aggrandising work.

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